Data Protection and Privacy

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

Intellectual Property

EU-US Privacy Shield: an end to uncertainty?

The European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield; however will this provide legal certainty for transatlantic data transfers?

19 July 2016

European Commission’s draft Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to clear the way

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016
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No ‘online platform’ EU regulation (for now), but general e-commerce rules will apply

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016
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European Parliament publishes new General Data Protection Regulation – new law will become enforceable on 25 May 2018

The European Parliament and the European Council published the new General Data Protection Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

09 May 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution - How advances in technology are affecting global business

Stefan Krüger discusses how advances in technology are affecting global business, in the third and final in our series of podcasts with The Spectator.

04 March 2016

UPC court fees and recoverable costs announced

Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee issues rules on court fees and recovery of costs

The new EU Trade Mark - Updated Guidance from OHIM

Getting ready for the new EU Trade Mark regime in force from 23 March 2016: actions that brand owners should be considering now.

17 February 2016
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Safe Harbor II - EU-US-Privacy Shield

On 2 February 2016, the EU Commission and the U.S. Government agreed on a new framework for data flows to the US. The new regime is called the...

03 February 2016
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